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Title: Currency of Czechoslovakia 1918-1992
Post by: bigr on September 22, 2011, 06:38:58 AM
2 HALERE 1924 (KM # 5)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-YE2ypZeL6ig/TnqrZFJs54I/AAAAAAAACIQ/9_YI8zkfVDc/2_H_1924_f.jpg)
Zn, 17 mm, 2,0 g
Obverse: Czech lion with Slovak shield, date below
Reverse: Charles Bridge in Praha, denomination below
Edge: Plain
Author: Otakar Spaniel (Czech – Otakar Španiel)
Mintage – 17 300 000
Years of stamping – 1923-1925
Title: Re: Currency of Czechoslovakia 1918-1992
Post by: bigr on September 22, 2011, 06:42:28 AM
5 HALERU 1938 (KM # 6)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-X8b_YB5xRHE/TnqrZt8Br1I/AAAAAAAACIY/4h2wTN7ER2A/5_H_1938_f.jpg)
CuZn (92±8.), 16 mm, 1,6 g
Obverse: Czech lion with Slovak shield, date below
Reverse: Charles Bridge in Praha, denomination below
Edge: Plain
Author: Otakar Spaniel (Czech – Otakar Španiel)
The Czech catalogue:
Mintage - 10 996 000 coins.
KM:
Mintage – 14 244 000 coins
Years of stamping – 1923-1938
Title: Re: Currency of Czechoslovakia 1918-1992
Post by: bigr on September 22, 2011, 01:00:45 PM
10 HALERU 1937 (KM # 3)

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CuZn (92+8.), 18 mm, 1,96 g (KM) (2 g - The Czech catalogue)
Obverse: Czech lion with Slovak shield, date below
Reverse: Charles Bridge in Praha, denomination below
Edge: Plain
Author: Otakar Spaniel (Czech – Otakar Španiel)
Mintage – 20 200 000
Years of stamping – 1922-1938
Title: Re: Currency of Czechoslovakia 1918-1992
Post by: bigr on September 22, 2011, 01:10:50 PM
20 HALERU 1938 (KM # 1)

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copper-nickel (80+20), 20 mm, 3,33 g
Obverse: Czech lion with Slovak shield, date below
Reverse: Sheaf with sickle, linden branch, denomination at left
Edge: Plain
Author: Otakar Spaniel (Czech – Otakar Španiel)
The Czech catalogue:
Mintage - 2 212 000 coins.
KM:
Mintage – 18 787 000 coins
Years of stamping – 1921-1938
Title: Re: Currency of Czechoslovakia 1918-1992
Post by: bigr on September 22, 2011, 01:24:09 PM
25 HALERU 1933 (KM # 1)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-PRS0sUQFU2c/TnqrZf7ZPwI/AAAAAAAACIU/VrUqqPSxai0/25_H_1933_f.jpg)
copper-nickel (80+20), 21 mm, 4 g
Obverse: Czech lion with Slovak shield, date below
Reverse: Large denomination
Edge: Milled
Author: Otakar Spaniel (Czech – Otakar Španiel)
Mintage – 22 711 000 coins
Years of stamping – 1932-1933
Title: Re: Currency of Czechoslovakia 1918-1992
Post by: bigr on September 22, 2011, 01:37:52 PM
50 HALERU 1931 (KM # 2)

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copper-nickel (80+20), 22 mm, 5 g
Obverse: Czech lion with Slovak shield, date below
Reverse: Linden branches and wheat springs bound with ribbon
Edge: Milled
Author: Otakar Spaniel (Czech – Otakar Španiel)
The Czech catalogue:
Mintage - 5 000 000 coins.
KM:
Mintage – 6 000 000 coins
Years of stamping – 1932-1933
Title: Re: Currency of Czechoslovakia 1918-1992
Post by: bigr on September 22, 2011, 01:46:34 PM
1 KORUNA 1922 (KM # 4)

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copper-nickel (80+20), 25 mm, 6,66 g
Obverse: Czech lion with Slovak shield, date below
Reverse: Woman with sheaf and sickle, denomination at left
Edge: Milled
Author: Otakar Spaniel (Czech – Otakar Španiel)
Mintage – 50 000 000 coins
Years of stamping – 1922-1938
Title: Re: Currency of Czechoslovakia 1918-1992
Post by: bigr on September 22, 2011, 02:01:41 PM
5 KORUN 1938 (KM # 11a)

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Ni, 27 mm, 7 g (KM) (8 g – The Czech catalogue)
Obverse: Czech lion with Slovak shield, date below
Reverse: Industrial factory and large value
Author: Otto Guttfreund
The Czech catalogue:
Mintage - 12 225 000 coins.
KM:
Mintage – 17 200 000 coins
Years of stamping – 1937-1938
Title: Re: Currency of Czechoslovakia 1918-1992
Post by: Figleaf on September 22, 2011, 10:56:12 PM
Good looking coins. Are they yours? I find the most difficult Czech coin is the 5 korun 1952 (KM34.) Why is it so hard to get?

As for the differences in mintage, please take into account that KM adds specimen and proof sets to official mintages.

Peter
Title: Re: Currency of Czechoslovakia 1918-1992
Post by: Prosit on September 22, 2011, 11:03:45 PM
Not a cheap coin

http://www.ebay.com/itm/150665974605? (http://www.ebay.com/itm/150665974605?)

Dale


.....I find the most difficult Czech coin is the 5 korun 1952 (KM34.) Why is it so hard to get?
......Peter
Title: Re: Currency of Czechoslovakia 1918-1992
Post by: bigr on September 23, 2011, 01:48:56 AM
Good looking coins. Are they yours? I find the most difficult Czech coin is the 5 korun 1952 (KM34.) Why is it so hard to get?
...
Peter

I always show coins which are available for me.
The information on 5 korun 1952 (KM34.) I will inform in addition. It is necessary to translate the text from the Czech language.

Igor
Title: Re: Currency of Czechoslovakia 1918-1992
Post by: bigr on September 23, 2011, 02:19:40 AM
... As for the differences in mintage, please take into account that KM adds specimen and proof sets to official mintages.

Peter

I think, that in national catalogues data on mintage of coins are more authentic, than in KM.
In KM a considerable quantity of divergences with data of catalogues of coins of Austria, Germany, Czechia.

Igor
Title: Re: Currency of Czechoslovakia 1918-1992
Post by: bigr on September 23, 2011, 02:57:28 AM
20 HALERU 1948 (KM # 20)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-nUZuIF8sTRE/TnvYxBOZSeI/AAAAAAAACJk/BjusilrcBbY/20_H_1948_f.jpg)
CuZn (92+8.), 18 mm, 2 g
Obverse: Czech lion with Slovak shield, date below
Reverse: Sheaf with sickle, linden branch, denomination at left
Edge: Plain
Author: Otakar Spaniel (Czech – Otakar Španiel)
Mintage – 24 340 000 монет.
Years of stamping – 1947-1950.
Title: Re: Currency of Czechoslovakia 1918-1992
Post by: bigr on September 23, 2011, 03:04:45 AM
20 HALERU 1951 (KM # 31)

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Al, 16 mm, 0,53 g (KM) (0,5 g – The Czech catalogue)
Obverse: Czech lion with Slovak shield, date below
Reverse: Sheaf with sickle, linden branch, denomination at left
Edge: Plain
Author: Otakar Spaniel (Czech – Otakar Španiel)
Mintage – 46 800 000 монет.
Years of stamping – 1951-1952.
Title: Re: Currency of Czechoslovakia 1918-1992
Post by: bigr on September 25, 2011, 10:45:13 AM
50 HALERU 1947 (KM # 21)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-jINIuanlRNY/Tn7pQ53gXGI/AAAAAAAACK4/VZsPK4HxECs/50_H_1947_f.jpg)
CuZn (92+8.), 20 mm, 3 g - The Czech catalogue (In KM the weight is absent)
Obverse: Czech lion with Slovak shield, date below
Reverse: Linden branches and wheat springs bound with ribbon
Edge: Plain
Author: Otakar Spaniel (Czech – Otakar Španiel)
Mintage - 5 000 000 coins.
Years of stamping – 1947-1950.
Title: Re: Currency of Czechoslovakia 1918-1992
Post by: Figleaf on September 25, 2011, 11:00:20 AM
An interesting feature of Czech coins is the lion with the double tail. This device has been used on the coins of for centuries and is particular to the region. It is a very handy way to identify older coins older coins, like this 15th century Prager groschen.

Peter

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=6174.0;attach=9885;image)
Title: Re: Currency of Czechoslovakia 1918-1992
Post by: bigr on September 25, 2011, 11:13:35 AM
50 HALERU 1952 (KM # 32)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-9uKBfEUo13U/Tn7vQ1JKgHI/AAAAAAAACLM/bvazyoptKnc/50_H_1952_f.jpg)
Al, 18 mm, 0,6 g - The Czech catalogue (In KM the weight is absent)
Obverse: Czech lion with Slovak shield, date below
Reverse: Linden branches and wheat springs bound with ribbon
Edge: Plain
Author: Otakar Spaniel (Czech – Otakar Španiel)
Mintage - 60 000 000 coins.
Years of stamping – 1951-1953.
Title: Re: Currency of Czechoslovakia 1918-1992
Post by: bigr on September 25, 2011, 11:53:55 AM
... I find the most difficult Czech coin is the 5 korun 1952 (KM34.) Why is it so hard to get?
...

Peter
Data about 5 korun KM # 34 from the Czech catalogue:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-DL8SF05SUik/Tn70hgdGalI/AAAAAAAACLU/NhBv4rzI1SI/Fr_S_f.jpg)

"nevydana mince" – The coin was not issued

1951 RRRR (very rare) /F/ sample

1952 RR (rare) /F/

F – Attention falsification

Igor
Title: Re: Currency of Czechoslovakia 1918-1992
Post by: bigr on September 27, 2011, 03:29:10 AM
1 KORUNA 1946 (KM # 19)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-cI5pAuU2rl0/Tn7pUcKTJGI/AAAAAAAACLA/d-PfK_W_qSw/1KCS_1946_f.jpg)
copper-nickel (80+20), 21 mm, 4,5 g - The Czech catalogue (In KM the weight is absent)
Obverse: Czech lion with Slovak shield, date below
Reverse: Woman with sheaf and sickle, denomination at left
Edge: Milled
Author: Otakar Spaniel (Czech – Otakar Španiel)
Mintage - 88 000 000 coins.
Years of stamping – 1946-1947.
Title: Re: Currency of Czechoslovakia 1918-1992
Post by: bigr on September 27, 2011, 03:38:55 AM
1 KORUNA 1952 (KM # 22)

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Al, 21 mm, 1,34 g (KM) (1,3 g – The Czech catalogue)
Obverse: Czech lion with Slovak shield, date below
Reverse: Woman with sheaf and sickle, denomination at left
Edge: Milled
Author: Otakar Spaniel (Czech – Otakar Španiel)
Mintage - 101 105 000 coins.
Years of stamping – 1947-1953.
Title: Re: Currency of Czechoslovakia 1918-1992
Post by: bigr on September 27, 2011, 03:50:13 AM
2 KORUNY 1947 (KM # 23)

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copper-nickel (80+20), 23,5 mm, 6 g – The Czech catalogue (In KM the weight is absent)
Obverse: Czech lion with Slovak shield, date below
Reverse: Juraj Janosik bust right, wearing hat, denomination at right
Edge: Milled
Author: Josef Wagner
Mintage - 20 000 000 coins.
Years of stamping – 1947-1948.
Title: Re: Currency of Czechoslovakia 1918-1992
Post by: villa66 on September 27, 2011, 04:59:59 AM
I'm reading your thread with interest...nice! I won't interrupt and will save my questions about Czech coins for later.

 ;) v.
Title: Re: Currency of Czechoslovakia 1918-1992
Post by: bigr on September 27, 2011, 06:37:38 AM
I'm reading your thread with interest...nice! I won't interrupt and will save my questions about Czech coins for later.

 ;) v.

Thanks. OK.

Igor
Title: Re: Currency of Czechoslovakia 1918-1992
Post by: bigr on September 27, 2011, 07:39:12 AM
1 HALER 1954 (KM # 35)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-wrFUjctzb6Y/ToFdqYiZdLI/AAAAAAAACLc/4u3ZyJlHb8g/1_H_1954_f.jpg)
Al, 16 mm, 0,49 g (KM) (0,5 g – The Czech catalogue)
Obverse: Czech lion with Slovak shield, date below
Reverse: Large denomination within linden wreath, star above
Edge: Plain
Author: The author unknown (USSR)
Mintage - 188 885 000 coins.
Years of stamping – 1953-1960.
Title: Re: Currency of Czechoslovakia 1918-1992
Post by: Figleaf on September 27, 2011, 10:31:00 AM
The communist authorities were quite secretive on mintage statistics. They wanted to hide that their economies were not going well, while in Western Europe, the Wirtschaftswunder (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wirtschaftswunder) was improving life rapidly. Therefore, dates on coins were frozen and mintage figures were treated as state secrets.

Peter
Title: Re: Currency of Czechoslovakia 1918-1992
Post by: bigr on September 27, 2011, 11:33:40 AM
3 HALERE 1953 (KM # 36)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-6mqSqZuqt3Y/ToFdqrBMheI/AAAAAAAACLg/h3H2A8hVyiA/3_H_1953_f.jpg)
Al, 18 mm, 0,65 g (KM) (0,6 g – The Czech catalogue)
Obverse: Czech lion with Slovak shield, date below
Reverse: Large denomination within linden wreath, star above
Edge: Plain
Author: The author unknown (USSR)
Mintage - 90 001 000 coins.
Years of stamping – 1953-1954.
Title: Re: Currency of Czechoslovakia 1918-1992
Post by: chrisild on September 30, 2011, 10:58:39 AM
Therefore, dates on coins were frozen and mintage figures were treated as state secrets.

As for the frozen dates, the Federal Republic of Germany did that too (with Pfennig coins), until 1966. ;) And mintage figures are apparently still "secret" in some countries (e.g. Romania) today ...

Now the double tailed lion, remember that last year the Czech Republic and Luxembourg commemorated Jean and Elisabeth (wedding 1310) on a common issue? Well, both coins have the lion with the double tail ... because the lion in Luxembourg's CoA has a double tail too. Apparently that is a heraldic reference to ruling two territories; in the case of Luxembourg for example the second tail was added about 800 years ago when Walram was the ruler of Luxembourg and Limburg. Not sure whether the tail has a similar meaning in the case of Bohemia.

And you find that lion version elsewhere too. The Duchy of Berg used it (also on coins), and if you look at the CoA of the city of Düsseldorf (which used to be the capital of Berg), you will see a double tailed lion even today.

Christian
Title: Re: Currency of Czechoslovakia 1918-1992
Post by: bigr on October 03, 2011, 09:13:48 AM
5 HALERU 1955 (KM # 37)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-h3XkVP04Sbs/ToldvKbyi3I/AAAAAAAACLs/feVw5F2eQNU/5_H_1955_f.jpg)
Al, 20 mm, 0,8 g – The Czech catalogue (In KM the weight is absent)
Obverse: Czech lion with Slovak shield, date below
Reverse: Large denomination within linden wreath, star above
Edge: Plain
Author: The author unknown (USSR)
Mintage - ? coins.
Years of stamping – 1953-1954.
Title: Re: Currency of Czechoslovakia 1918-1992
Post by: bigr on October 07, 2011, 08:17:42 AM
10 HALERU 1953 (KM # 38)

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Al, 22 mm, 1,175 g – The Czech catalogue (In KM the weight is absent)
Obverse: Czech lion with Slovak shield, date below
Reverse: Large denomination within linden wreath, star above
Edge: Milled
Information KM – Leningrad Mint – 133 notches in milled edge; Unknown Mint – 125 notches in milled edge.
Information the Czech catalogue – Leningrad Mint – 139 notches in milled edge; Kremnica Mint – 130 notches in milled edge.
Author: The author unknown (USSR)
Mintage – KM - 160 000 coins (Leningrad Mint); The Czech catalogue – in all 375 051 000 coins.
Years of stamping – 1953-1958.
Title: Re: Currency of Czechoslovakia 1918-1992
Post by: Figleaf on October 08, 2011, 12:03:03 AM
remember that last year the Czech Republic and Luxembourg commemorated Jean and Elisabeth (wedding 1310) on a common issue? Well, both coins have the lion with the double tail ... because the lion in Luxembourg's CoA has a double tail too. Apparently that is a heraldic reference to ruling two territories; in the case of Luxembourg for example the second tail was added about 800 years ago when Walram was the ruler of Luxembourg and Limburg. Not sure whether the tail has a similar meaning in the case of Bohemia.

John the Blind (1296-1346) was "elected" king of Bohemia in 1310. He used a quartered shield with Bohemia (double tail lion on a red field) and Luxembourg (single tail lion on white and blue bars) field. The double tail lion disappeared after his death, even though another three rulers succeeded John in Luxembourg and Bohemia. All three were also emperors of the Holy Roman Empire, a much more important title. Subsequently, Luxembourg became a minor possession of important royal houses and the Luxembourg arms disappeared altogether from the arms of its rulers. The Luxembourg lion seems to have been replaced by the Bohemian lion by the house of Nassau-Weilburg in 1890.

Or maybe not. On medieval coins, the Bohemian lion shows up on the coins of Luxembourg from the reign of John the Blind, but never on a striped background. It disappears after 1388. The Luxembourg arms with the Bohemian lion appears on the Luxembourg coins of 1917, but it is last shown on the 25 centimes 1954 (issued until 1972.) However, on the 100 francs and the 2 euro 2010, I think I see the quartered shield of John the Blind again! In addition, I can't make out what kind of tail the lion has under the Austrian kings and queens. On a 6 sols 1775 in my collection, the lion seems double-tailed, but I am not sure.

Conclusion: the double-tailed lion is used on the Luxembourg arms at least from 1917 to 1954, at maximum from 1713 to date.

And you find that lion version elsewhere too. The Duchy of Berg used it (also on coins), and if you look at the CoA of the city of Düsseldorf (which used to be the capital of Berg), you will see a double tailed lion even today.

Interesting. I found no connection between Berg and Bohemia. It may be a mix-up with the arms of Limburg, as Limburg ruled Berg 1218-1348. The Limburg lion has a double tail, but the two tails are not intertwined.

Peter
Title: Re: Currency of Czechoslovakia 1918-1992
Post by: bigr on October 08, 2011, 09:54:02 AM
25 HALERU 1953 (KM # 39)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-eUnFpZr6si4/To_4urhYDaI/AAAAAAAACNI/qC0qrHNq-5g/s600/25_H_1953_f.jpg)
Al, 24 mm, KM – 1,46 g (1,43 g – The Czech catalogue)
Obverse: Czech lion with Slovak shield, date below
Reverse: Large denomination within linden wreath, star above
Edge: Milled
Information KM – Leningrad Mint – 145 notches in milled edge; Kremnica Mint – 134 notches in milled edge.
Information the Czech catalogue – Leningrad Mint – 145 notches in milled edge; Kremnica Mint – from 133 to 134 (1957) notches in milled edge.
Author: The author unknown (USSR)
Mintage – 215 002 000 coins
Years of stamping – 1953-1954.
Title: Re: Currency of Czechoslovakia 1918-1992
Post by: bigr on October 08, 2011, 09:55:34 AM
1 KORUNA 1957 (KM # 46)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-XshaNYQVeK0/To_4tNuDewI/AAAAAAAACNE/tAWNkejqpsU/s600/1_kr_1957_f.jpg)
CuAlMn (91+8+1.), 23 mm, KM – 4 g (1,43 g – The Czech catalogue)
Obverse: Czech lion with Slovak shield, date below
Reverse: Women kneeling planting linden tree, denomination at left
Edge: Milled
Author: Marie Uchytilova (Czech – Marie Uchytilová-Kučová)
Mintage – 137 000 000 coins
Years of stamping – 1957-1960.
Title: Re: Currency of Czechoslovakia 1918-1992
Post by: villa66 on October 15, 2011, 06:06:08 PM
Thanks again, bigr, for the recap of Czech coinage.

A quick question, just to be sure. Does "Period of Circulation" mean these coins were actually in use only during these years?

 :) v.
Title: Re: Currency of Czechoslovakia 1918-1992
Post by: bigr on October 16, 2011, 05:13:22 AM
Does "Period of Circulation" mean these coins were actually in use only during these years?

 :) v.
Thanks that have paid attention to an error in the information. These are years of stamping. I will make necessary changes.

Igor
Title: Re: Currency of Czechoslovakia 1918-1992
Post by: bigr on October 16, 2011, 06:03:42 AM
5 HALERU 1967 (KM # 53)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-VO-6zQ39zG8/TppXCq-wwLI/AAAAAAAACaM/w4uVMSNzVKU/s600/5_H_1967_f.jpg)
Al, 20 mm, 0,8 g – The Czech catalogue (In KM the weight is absent)
Obverse: Czech lion with socialist shield within shield, date below
Reverse: Large denomination within linden wreath, star above
Edge: Plain
Author: The author unknown (USSR)
Mintage – 20 770 000 coins.
Years of stamping – 1962-1976.
Title: Re: Currency of Czechoslovakia 1918-1992
Post by: villa66 on October 16, 2011, 04:56:42 PM
I appreciate the clarification, bigr. Thanks!

 ;) v.
Title: Re: Currency of Czechoslovakia 1918-1992
Post by: bigr on October 17, 2011, 07:06:01 AM
10 HALERU 1968 (KM # 49.1)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-WHSGyy8uc-Q/TpuyimqdfAI/AAAAAAAACdc/41n9NwR3UVI/s600/10_H_1968_f.jpg)
Obverse: Star above Czech lion with socialist shield within shield, date below
Reverse: Large denomination within linden wreath, star above
Mintage – 37 275 000 coins.
Years of stamping – 1961-1971.
Other data correspond 10 HALERU 1953-1958
Title: Re: Currency of Czechoslovakia 1918-1992
Post by: Zantetsuken on January 07, 2012, 07:44:20 AM
Cool specimens 'bigr'. Czechoslovakia had some beautiful coins, especially from the early years. Here are a couple from my own collection. One is a Dukat from 1926. I love the stylized arms on the obverse, and the rendering of Duke/Prince: Wenceslas I on the reverse. The second is 10 Koruna from 1993 during the short-lived Federative Republic following the collapse of the communist government. The obverse depicts the arms of the federation, and on the reverse, a portrayal of M.R. (Milan Rastislav) Stefanik, who was the '1st Minister of War' during the old republic from 1918-1919. It's a rather curious piece, since the country already ceased to exist when Czechoslovakia officially split on January 1, 1993.

(http://i706.photobucket.com/albums/ww65/samuraisedge/CZECHOSLOVAKIA_REPUBLIC_1_Dukat_1926.jpg)

CZECHOSLOVAKIA (REPUBLIC)~1 Dukat 1926

(http://i706.photobucket.com/albums/ww65/samuraisedge/CZECHOSLOVAKIAFEDERATEDREPUBLIC10Koruna1993.jpg)

CZECHOSLOVAKIA (FEDERATIVE REPUBLIC)~10 Koruna 1993
Title: Re: Currency of Czechoslovakia 1918-1992
Post by: Figleaf on January 07, 2012, 10:57:20 AM
Bigr hasn't been seen here since october. I hope he'll be back.

Another angle to your dukat is that it is a denomination that was long minted in the country for market share in the gold market. Such coins were used in long distance trade, because they were of a known weight and fineness. Unsurprisingly, they were found in India. I suspect that your superbly preserved piece was rather meant as an inflation hedge, after the experience of the first world war. Ironically, it saw a period of great deflation in the years of the great depression.

Peter
Title: Re: Currency of Czechoslovakia 1918-1992
Post by: Zantetsuken on January 07, 2012, 02:52:24 PM
Bigr hasn't been seen here since october. I hope he'll be back.

Another angle to your dukat is that it is a denomination that was long minted in the country for market share in the gold market. Such coins were used in long distance trade, because they were of a known weight and fineness. Unsurprisingly, they were found in India. I suspect that your superbly preserved piece was rather meant as an inflation hedge, after the experience of the first world war. Ironically, it saw a period of great deflation in the years of the great depression.

Peter

Thanks Pete. Interesting info. I hope he comes back too. He has cool specimens, and I look forward to seeing more of them if possible. It wouldn't surprise me the value would have deflated during the depression era. I love the pattern of the Dukat with it's elaborate design and luster. I picked this up for a pretty good price about 3 years ago. Never could resist a great deal.  ;D